Sorting and searching: A Newbie's perspective

Yesterday I posted for the first time on my blog here at Dreamstime. Nothing like having another blog (I have several blogs already). No complaints! I think writing up my experience as a new poster here at Dreamstime might be of help to other new members as well.

Since May of 2006 I've traveled the entire US with an Airstream Trailer. Coast to coast twice! That's a lot of miles. And more importantly that's a lot of photos.

Since I've decided to seriously give Dreamstime a "whirl" I decided to sort through the thousands and thousands of photos from the past year. Separating the wheat from the chaff. Talk about a daunting task!

As I've worked on my photography I know what should do well here, and I'm working on those types of shots now. But I know that buried in my portable hard drive are great shots from Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Montana, and more....Whew, I've been everywhere man, I've been everywhere!

After spending most of yesterday sorting it leads me to ask one question. Does anyone else go through their old "non-serious" shots looking for that gold nugget here and there? Or do they go forward with new photos and styles, leaving the old behind?

Photo credits: Richard Charpentier.

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September 18, 2007


Glad it's not just me. I've been sitting here saying, "Ooooh, I like that....." But then I say, "Will it work there?" I'm uploading a few today. In total, found 61 from May - July of 2006. Now I have to resort them again, think hard, and see what should and should not be submitted!

Just got in from a fun climbing spot, and now I get to sort those shots too. ;) Time to have a V8 and see what I got.

September 18, 2007


I'm about to start doing just that with a lot of film I've taken over the years before switching to digital. I've got lots to go through from my student years to only a few months ago, but I think it will be worth it if I can find enough images to upload here.

September 18, 2007


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